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VIDEO: Jimmy Carr takes on criticisms over tax avoidance

The comedian slagged himself off on last night’s episode of 8 Out Of 10 Cats on Channel 4.
Jun 23rd 2012, 2:41 PM 11,347 44

COMEDIAN JIMMY CARR has responded to serious criticisms of his tax affairs on Channel 4 comedy show 8 out of 10 Cats.

Carr got a round of applause on the show last night when he said that his involvement in the tax avoidance scheme was his “own stupid fault”.

“I hate to sound like I’m passing the buck but I’ll tell you who I blame for this whole mess. Me. It’s entirely my fault,” he told the audience.

British Prime Minister David Cameron said that Carr’s actions were “morally wrong”, after it was revealed that the comedian had been legally avoiding paying income tax through a scheme based in Jersey.

Watch a clip from last night’s show here:

(Video via CaptainOfTheCrush/YouTube)

The comedian had obviously been prepared for the criticisms after his case was all over the British media this week. Before the show he tweeted:

Jimmy Carr apologises for ‘terrible error of judgement’ over tax avoidance scheme >

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